TEE center committee takes break while bribery allegations investigated

A recommendation on ending the Augusta Commission’s impasse on building a downtown trade, exhibit and event center won’t be ready in time for the Sept. 15 meeting.

The five-member committee formed last week and charged with formulating a proposal is on hiatus while the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigates bribery allegations involving a profits from a TEE center parking deck, according to Commissioner Joe Jackson, one of the committee members.

Attorney David W. Fry, 57, faces two counts of bribery and is accused of trying to persuade Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason and Commissioner Corey Johnson to change their votes by offering them positions in a parking deck management company.

The other committee members are Mr. Johnson, commissioners Joe Bowles and J.R. Hatney and Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

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